FireShare Version 0.2.6

I’m excited to introduce version 0.2.6 of FireShare. This version fixes a couple big issues that were plaguing previous versions. In addition, I’m hoping changes to the welcome page help more users understand the importance of setting up their connection properly to use FireShare.

Once again, if you are using the plugin installed from Fireshare.net, your browser will automatically find an update. If you installed the plugin through the Mozilla addons site, you’ll need to manually go and install the new version. I recommend installing the FireShare.net version but I still need more people to go to the mozilla site and leave reviews and ratings. You can do that here.

Here is the complete list of changes for 0.2.6:

* Fix for duplicate frequent item sets listed in Apriori.
* Change Apriori confidence/support in preparation for 0.3 (customizable).
* Change Apriori to run in chunked algorithm instead of thread. (Fixes thread bugs)
* Put the note about the welcome page showing every time to be highlighted.
* 1strun page is shown until a successful connection test is performed. Also change pref name so older clients also see the new page on upgrade.
* Fix running local visit code after getting PEERs from CS can post a URL twice to a peer.
* Don’t re-run apriori if only one peer has visited a resource.

Enjoy!


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FireShare Version 0.2.5

There are lots of little tweaks to make this version of FireShare better. I’m hoping that the changes help users discover a lot MORE interesting URLs.

Download the plugin from FireShare.net.
Leave me feedback at the FireShare Sandbox.

Here is the changes in 0.2.5:

* Wait longer before running Apriori so it doesn’t run after every single peer visit.
* Don’t run apriori in response to incoming peer visits if the url has already been locally visited.
* Change protocol to immediately respond to X-FireShare-PeerRequest with active peers instead of waiting and posting back.
* Enhance protocol to send back additional visited URLs in response to an incomming url that client has visited.
* 1strun page is shown until a successful connection test is performed. Also change pref name so older clients also see the new page on upgrade.
* Fix running local visit code after getting PEERs from CS can post a URL twice to a peer.


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FireShare Version 0.2.4.2

Ok, I’ve spent a long few mornings working on the next revision of FireShare. This update should help coordinate more active peers. I’m noticing I get plenty of peers, but not a lot of peers seem to have their network set up correctly. You need to make sure you run the connection test on the preferences dialog.

Here are the main things I changed for 0.2.4:

* Don’t run apriori on local visit peers from CS (no results because
it’s a local visit)
* Fix on preferences dialog for disappearing text during connection tests.
* Posting to peer sends header that tells peer if client needs more active peers. Clients send active peers for url back to requesting client when appropriate.
* Client sends URLs that are still active to new peers.
* Enhance URL normalizer to strip named anchors.
* Enhancements to marking/unmarking peers as active/error state.
* Enhance tracking of which urls are sent to peers based on peer error state.
* New 1st Run page.
* Put suggestion to test and set preferences on a 1st run/welcome page.
* Test Data to format the peer addresses/urls correctly.

I noticed that if you downloaded the plugin from the Mozilla.org sandbox for plugins, you might not get the version update. I don’t know why this is. In the meantime, I recommend downloading the pluging straight from FireShare.net. I still need reviews and comments on the sandbox plugin site to help the plugin become public however. If you can help, you need to:

  1. Create an account at addons.mozilla.org.
  2. Modify your account preferences after you log in to show the sandbox.
  3. Go to the FireShare plugin to leave feedback and ratings.

Feel free to contact me if you have problems or comments.
Thanks all for your help in testing!


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FireShare Update

I’ve registered FireShare.net and will begin marketing my plugin on it’s own domain name. If you haven’t installed this, I still need lots of new people to download and use it.


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